BASF publishes new brochure on coil coatings

Paint manufacturer provides information on coatings and applications for steel and aluminum coils

Münster, (PresseBox) - Coil coatings protect and decorate all kinds of everyday items, yet often go unnoticed. To present new information on this industrial coatings area, BASF Coatings has prepared the brochure "Coil Coatings- Solutions made by BASF." The brochure particularly focuses on the various options for coating coils. For instance, in addition to the classic coating process, the brochure describes a new, shorter workflow in which pretreatment and priming with a waterborne pretreatment primer from BASF is implemented in a single step. The brochure also demonstrates the wide range of applications for coil coatings. For example, coated panels are used for the production of refrigerators and building façades.

Coil coatings are used to coat aluminum and steel coils before being processed further. Since the panels are stamped, rolled and joined, the applied coating has to be extremely flexible and elastic so that it does not flake off. At the same time, however, it has to meet stringent requirements for scratch resistance.

The brochure is geared toward customers and users in the panel-processing industry. The target group includes both architects and members of the construction industry. The brochure can be downloaded at www.basf-coatings.com.

About BASF Coatings

BASF Coatings develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia/Pacific region. In 2011 BASF Coatings achieved global sales of 2.8 billion Euros. The internet address of BASF Coatings is www.basf-coatings.com. You can download a copy of BASF customer magazine Coatings Partner from www.coatingspartner.com

BASF Coatings GmbH

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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